Brewers on brink of NL Central title after Burnes beats Mets, 2-1

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes pitched seven brilliant innings to win his ninth consecutive decision and the Milwaukee Brewers moved to the brink of clinching the NL Central title with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets.

The Brewers, already assured a fourth straight playoff berth, can wrap up the division crown Sunday with a win at home against the Mets or a Cardinals loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Milwaukee won its second straight following a five-game skid. Burnes scattered five hits, striking out nine and walking one.

Josh Hader earned his 34th save in 35 opportunities.

Eduardo Escobar drove in both runs for Milwaukee with a third-inning single off Rich Hill.

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